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Mar 22, 2007 01:28 PM

Herr's Potato Chips

does anyone know of any stores in the Boston or New Hampshire area that carry Herr's Potato chips?? I am especially interested in their Ketchup flavor. Walmart sometmes carries them, but it's sporadic. Thanks.

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  1. Herr's potato chips are fantastic!! My DH is from Jersey and they are everywhere down there. I don't recall seeing them up here in Nashua but I'll keep my eyes peeled.

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    1. re: rizzo0904

      We put them in our client's vending machines (Vermont). The Baby Back Rib flavor has been getting rave reviews

      1. re: TonyO

        I was actually going to try the rib flavor-they had them at Walmart too-but when I went back there wasn't a bag left to be found. Walmart used to carry them frequently and had told me they stopped carrying Herr's altogether. I saw them again about 3 weeks ago, but they are gone again.

    2. I went to the Herrs website, and found a wealth of information, including online ordering!

      1. You're in luck: in the last few weeks, Shaws supermarkets in Boston have started carrying Herr's potato chips, including the ketchup chips.

        I was slightly dubious when I opened the bag, because these chips are absolutely blood red with seasoning, and I thought they were going to be overpowering. As it happens, though, they're not overseasoned at all, and they're addictive to the point that the empty bag was in the trash about 36 hours after they came into the house.

        If you're used to Canadian ketchup chips (my main point of comparison), these taste quite a bit sweeter, with less of a vinegar note. But they're quite tasty.

        I'm extremely dubious about some of these other flavors, though. Allstonian and I amused ourselves the other day by coming up with new Herr's flavors based on the odder ones in the repertoire: "Macaroni and cheese!" "Mushroom-filled zucchini blossom!" "Monkey!"

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          1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

            Have you been to any Shaw's outside of Boston that had them? I saw a couple of the Southern NH stores had them for a short time, but as soon as they ran out, that was it. Seems to be the story with them. Same story at Walmart--a huge display of them-two weeks later....gone. Obviously someone bought them, so why they wouldn't restock is beyond me.

            1. re: nhtom

              Weirdly, that's what happened with the Boston Shaw's stores. They had them for about a month and now they're gone again. Weird.

              1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

                I got them at the Shaw's in Saugus yesterday (6/30). They had a big display in the deli department with Heinz Ketchup flavor, steak and worcestershire, BBQ Ribs, and a few other "different" flavors.

                1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

                  Wal-mart Supercenter does the same thing-they will have a big display, and when it's gone, they don't show up again for months. Obviously if they are gone, it's likely that someone bought them, so you would think they would order more.

            2. I've noticed them in a few of the corner stores in the Merrimack Valley recently.
              Today I saw them at a place called Billy's Variety in Dracut, MA on Rte. 110.

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              1. re: Infomaniac

                I just bought some today, 7/3, at the Shaw's supermarket
                in West Lebanon, NH. It is the Shaw's in the 99 restaurant

              2. You know - I seem to recall seeing Herr's potato chips at my local gas station (not one of the chain stations -- "Acton Gas") nice Russian/other former soviet block country immigrants... I know it's low-appeal, but I happened to notice that, and thought I'd mention.. -- this station is at the corner of Rt 27 & Rt 2A/119 in Acton, MA